Salah Makes Stunning Statement About the Super Eagles After Reaching AFCON 2021 Semifinal With Egypt

Salah Makes Stunning Statement About the Super Eagles After Reaching AFCON 2021 Semifinal With Egypt

Ibitoye Shittu
January 31, 2022 at 12:00 AM
  • Mohamed Salah has claimed that the ongoing 2021 AFCON is a tough one after helping Egypt to reach semifinal
  • The Liverpool striker used the crashing out of the Super Eagles as an example claiming they were the best side
  • Salah will now be looking forward to his nation's next match against host nation Cameroon which will be a tough battle

Mohamed Salah has explained that the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations is very tough and cannot be predicted considering how the Super Eagles of Nigeria crashed out.

The Liverpool striker led his national team against the Super Eagles in their first game at the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon as they suffered a 1-0 defeat against the Nigerians.

Salah tried all his best to make sure that his nation get a draw against the Super Eagles, but the Egyptians were unable to break the defense of the Nigerians.

Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt national team. Photo by Ulrik Pedersen
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Nigerian players went on to win their next two games at the African Cup of Nations before suffering a defeat in the round of 16 against Tunisia.

And what about Egypt who lost their first match?

Egypt put the defeat against Nigeria behind them and they have landed in the semifinal of the AFCON where they will face host nation Cameroon.

According to the report on GOAL and Complete Sports, Mohamed Salah explained that Super Eagles were the best team before the crashed out.

Mohamed Salah's reaction about Super Eagles

“Nigeria had been the best team in the group stage and then they lost, so you never know with any game. It’s tough for everyone.
“Algeria lost in the group stage, having won it last time, and they had a great team.
“Senegal qualified with one goal. I’m not saying something bad, just that the tournament is tough.”

Mo Salah, Trezeguet combine to send Egypt to semis as Morocco exit

Earlier, Sports Brief had reported how Egypt are through to the semi-final of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Pharaohs sealed qualification to the last four after they stunned Morocco 2-1 in the quarter-finals on Sunday, January 30, in Yaounde.

Egypt set up a north African derby with the Atlas Lions after overcoming a gruelling clash with the Ivory Coast in the last 16.

On their part, Morocco needed Youssef En-Nesyri and a stunning Achraf Hakimi free-kick to turn things around against minnows Malawi.

However, that was as far as their 2021 AFCON campaign could go as they suffered a heartbreaking exit in the hands of Egypt.

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